TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Iraq has said that the inspection of Iranian planes bound for Syria by Iraq runs contrary to the agreements between Tehran and Baghdad.
Ambassador Hassan Danaiifar made the remarks in an interview with the Persian service of ISNA on Wednesday in reference to the fact that Iraqi authorities made their first inspection of an Iranian aircraft on Tuesday afternoon and let it fly on to Syria after finding no weapons.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari promised the searches on Sunday in response to U.S. claims that Iran is using Iraqi airspace to ship arms and military equipment to Syria.
Danaiifar stated, “This measure is in contravention of norms and agreements between aviation organizations of the two countries, and we hope that it will not reoccur.”
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